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Oral Health – Cavity Free Kids

Dental care is the most frequent unmet health need of children in Kansas.  Cavity Free Kids (CFK) is an educational program for physicians and nurses on the importance of oral health and the application process of fluoride varnish for children ages 0-3 years.  Our mission is to “vanish cavities with varnish in under a minute!!”  The goal is to increase the number of pediatric providers applying fluoride varnish to their young patients.

CFK provides education and training during the lunch hour, including free CME or CEU credit, toolkits with 50 fluoride applications and children’s toothbrushes, a flip chart, and Medicaid reimbursement information.

If you would like to learn how to define early childhood caries (ECC), risks of ECC, recognize ECC in its various stages, implement prevention of ECC, perform knee-to-knee oral screenings and discuss the use of fluoride varnish in pediatric patients, contact Chris Steege at chris.steege@kansasaap.org

Cavity Free Kids presentations leave you with many wonderful resources.  Among those are the 2 posters below.  The folder that you will receive at the training will contain an 8.5 x 11 of each poster.  If you would like to have additional posters you can use the linksbelow to print 11 x 17 posters.

We All Started With No Cavities

2 Is 2 Late

“Applying fluoride varnish-It really doesn’t take a lot of time and is super easy to incorporate into the visit.  We are doing fewer pre ops for all of the peds dentists.   This makes a huge difference in young children’s lives.” Grant Allen, MD (COHA)

Fluoride varnish application is evidence based medicine in the prevention of cavity formation.  It can make a visible difference in your patients teeth and keep their smile beautiful!

How to Apply

Click here for an application!

Follow the link below to apply online:

See below for reorder information about the toothbrushes found in our toolkit:




Dental Codes-Coverage in PCP Office

We all Started with No Cavities Poster

2 is 2 Late Poster

Four Steps to Help Children Have Healthy Mouths

Tasty Treats for Teeth

Tiny Drinks Big Sugar

Healthy Celebrations for Healthy Teeth

Oral Health and School Performance



Lift the Lip-Clean and Screen

Tasty Treats for Teeth/Make Good Snack Choices

Healthy Snacks Limit Acid Attacks

Make the Right Choices-Choose the Right Container

Toothpaste Tips

Helpful Links




Dental Apps for iPhones and i Pads

Here are two apps for iPhones and iPads that teach children about dental care, answer parents’ questions, and in one case, focus on tools for people with autism.

 Pediatric Dental Expert – Free
A favorite FREE app!  This free app provides reliable, useful and fun information for families and kids.

My Healthy Smile – $4.99
This app offers 11 audio & visual social scripts to show children, ages 3-10, what to expect at the dentist and how to have good oral care at home. Topics include: having your teeth cleaned, taking X-rays and getting fillings, losing a tooth, brushing and healthy eating. The use of social scripts works especially well for children who have autism or developmental disabilities.

Dental Care Aid – $2.99
A total of 38 3-D Videos display the detailed oral hygiene procedures on different groups of teeth. Therefore, with the aid of this application, those interested in educating others about oral health can explain hygiene methods more conveniently.

Cavity Free 3D  – Free
This application demonstrates proper brushing and flossing techniques using four industry leading 3D dental animations. These realistic, high quality animations will guide you through the entire process of brushing and flossing your teeth with and without braces.

One Comments to “Oral Health – Cavity Free Kids”
  1. Dear Leslie,
    Enjoyed visiting with you about this program.
    I would love to be involved with this program in any way possible. Just let me know what I could do.

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